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Assistant Director / Senior Manager, Operations Research (Data Science Unit), Planning and Organization Division

Agency: Ministry of Home Affairs
Job no.: 528978
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Others, Research and Analysis

We work as a team, in partnership with the community, to make Singapore our safe and secure Best Home.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) aspires to be a world-class organisation in delivering safety and security for our people. In pursuing our mission to make Singapore our Safe and Secure Best Home, we remain always constant and true to our core values of Honour and Unity.


  • Apply Operations Research (OR) techniques (such as mathematical programming and simulation) to address the diverse business needs for MHA
  • Apply mathematical programming or simulation techniques to optimize resources for MHA
  • Collaborate closely with business users to extract actionable insights from data and processes and develop data-driven & optimize solutions to meet their needs
  • Manage OR projects and present analytical insights to business users and stakeholders
  • Manage large scale and complex OR studies which may be developed in-house of outsourced to external or consultancy agencies and/or academic institutions.
  • Strong understanding and actual project experience in one or more of the following areas preferred:
    • Mathematical Programming
    • Discrete-Event Simulation
    • Agent-based Simulation

Job requirements

  • Quantitative discipline: Industrial/Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Operations Research/Decision Science or related disciplines.
  • Good problem solvers with strong analytical and mathematical skills (such as probability, statistics and optimisation etc.). Background in operations research, particularly knowledge in modelling and simulation, probability and mathematical programming is required. Candidates should preferably have 2 to 3 years of relevant working experience.
  • Familiarity in mathematical programming tools and process simulation tools such as Cplex, Gurobi, ExtendSim and AnyLogic is an advantage.
  • Experience with handling data (merging data and data transformation) and proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, VBA, Java, C++ is preferred.
  • Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to communicate technical aspects effectively to non-technical audience.

All new appointees will be appointed on a two-year contract in the first instance.

We wish to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 30 days upon closing of the advertisement.

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